Taylorsville woman killed in wreck

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Bardstown woman and child also injured

By Linda Ireland

A Taylorsville woman died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Bardstown Road.

Amy C. Parks, 28, was driving a 2000 Ford Escort north on U.S. 31E, just south of Peak Road, when the vehicle crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle almost head-on.

Parks was “laying on the ground beside the car” when officers arrived, said LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner. However, he believes she was wearing a seatbelt while driving and was not ejected from the vehicle.

The other driver, Jennifer Cissell, 22, of Bardstown, and her passenger, a 2-year-old girl, were transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown by Nelson County EMS. The child suffered a seatbelt burn and cut on the face, Shoffner said. He did not know the extent of Cissell’s injuries.

 “It looked like neither vehicle had time to hit their brakes,” Shoffner said. “It happened quickly and was a hard impact.”

LaRue County EMS, LaRue County Fire Department, Rolling Fork Fire Department and the LaRue County coroner responded to the scene.

The roadway was closed about two hours.

The deceased was also known as Amy C. Smallwood, according to an obituary provided by Greenwell-Jenkins-Houghlin Funeral Home, Taylorsville.

She is survived by her mother Cheryl Phillips of Taylorsville; her father Clyde Smallwood of London; a son, Dalton Minton of New Haven; and a daughter, Kayla Smallwood of Taylorsville.

The funeral was July 31 at the funeral home. Interment was in Clay County.